This newly acclaimed project, is presented exclusively on top-40.org by an artist called Guanxi. Almost all songs on Pixel are based on an improvisation, then digitally cropped, spliced, diced and overdubbed. Subsequently, they are combined to create some form of coherency - reminiscent of mosaicism, an experimental and flotsam prism of production, something of a transitional state of mind. Stimulated by organic performances, which feature natural recordings taken and manipulated to form an... Topics: Guanxi, ambient
Elegant and mesmerizing sound, meditative and soulful combination of abstract bytes and glitches, minimalistic ambient scenes and fluffy melodies from the most abandoned corners of your imaginative sonic universe: lonely and tasteless clubbing midnight mayhems and ethereal wildlife field recordings, troubled slumber of lone park ranger and surrealistic piano fantasies blissed out in the middle of nowhere. Dropout - Dropout [top-45] Topics: dropouT, ambient, collage
Thrilling and sensational ambient excursion. Delicate and meditative melody flows, chaotic instrumental passages - groovy, profound and deeply relaxing at the same time. The incredible beauty of this hand-crafted ambient fantasia will lead you all the way through the staggering and encouraging story of the nature rebirth, initiation, rejuvenation - the rite of spring! All tracks are written, mixed and mastered by Vlad Kreymer. Guests and collaborators: Alyona Belaya aka "AlelA",... Topics: That Black, ambient
Flowing, soft, tender, delicate, undoubtedly refreshing gentle ambient, cozy glitch soundscapes, naive piano pieces, beautiful and sublime abstract scenes. Try it, enjoy, left aside all your worries and preconceptions... I first explored P_SH with his EP's on Tru Type Sounds net-label - "Herret EP" was a good signal to keep an eye on this guy, and his second mini-album "Ll & Pii" was no disappointment - very enjoyable, and a great source of inspiration; shortly after, I... Topics: P_SH, ambient
The first album, ever recorded by Cisfinitum, circa 1998 – a unique archival work from internationally renowned underground dark ambient composer from Russia. The collection of very dark ambient tunes with a distinct industrial aftertaste – lunatic, lo-fi, pure analogue sound. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, cisfinitum, minimal, ambient, dark ambient, drone, noise ambient Source: top-40.org
OZM LOW is the first long-playing album by Russian underground electronic musician Metro_NM. The music ranges from dark ambient to microwave-drone and slow atonal piano-pieces. It is beautiful and distorted, calm and frightening at the same time. Music from the strange, isolated place, from the outer space and from the cells of your own body... You may browse and download a gallery of photos for this album here Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, metro_nm, drone ambient, dark ambient, ambient, experimental, minimal,... Source: top-40.org
Beautumn is a beautiful and autumnal ambient project from Russia, who is currently in a roster of US-based experimental label Infraction Records. Blanket is an hour-long piece of exceptionally relaxed and placatory music, it's a warm blanket for cold and lonely nights, beautiful music to decorate your winter morning, your forest walk, your sleepy late hours – any moments of your life. The piece was re-released as a limited edition CD-R with first 200 copies of Northing album (Infraction, INFX... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, beautumn, blanket, ambient Source: top-40.org
Shor, the fifth album by Motor, is a successor of both Freeze and horse traX. It leads you to the realm of beautiful and experimental music: field recordings, abandoned radio transmissions, melodic cut-up's, sentimental glitch-ambient, subtle digital distortions, minimalistic clicking beats. All tracks written and produced by Motor. Mama is created with Nastia (glockenspiel solo, voice). Motormix 4 TVPow (RW) is collaborated with TV Pow. Urban soundscape is produced with Michael Hartman.... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, ambient, abstract Source: top-40.org
Dave Zeal is our second scout from Italian net-label Sine3pm (after Daniel Maze). He is making music for as long as he can even remember: playing piano in the childhood, appearing in some teenage bands, and finally he found himself in computer music. Working with numerous granular loops with automated controllers for filters, effects and pitches, Dave is creating very solid, stylish and beautiful ambient techno. Maybe somehow and sometimes it's a little bit too minimal, but we still enjoy it... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, dave zeal, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, minimal, ambient techno Source: top-40.org
This dark and mysterious musical journey brings you to the lake of sorrow, to the valley of broken machines - to the place, where everything is covered with a fog of depression and hopelessness. Rudimental minimal beat is your only leading cord, which helps not to get lost in this frightening wasted area. But then you're suddenly transferred to the rise of a supernova ambient star, accompanied by smooth and luxury ambient techno. More deep, groovy, powerful industrial music will follow after... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, metro_nm, anri, abstract, ambient, minimal, techno, dark ambient, mutant Source: top-40.org
An oversea mail-art collaboration between LE.S (Moscow, Russia) and Michael Hartman (Chicago, USA). Drone ambient. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, tv pow, michael hartman, les, minimal, ambient, microwave, drone ambient Source: top-40.org
Abstrakt Machine is an ambient album, exploring the magic. Myriads of sounds, both artificial and natural, are all mixed up, creating an abstract and dense cloud, surrounding and covering you like a warm blanket. Abstrakt Machine will help you to explore the whole variety of different sub-genres of ambient music: from disquiet industrial noisescapes to calming and relaxed organic melodias, from clicky pop-up glitch to sterile microwaves. Pure feeling of autumn! The short version of Abstrakt... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, abstract, ambient, minimal, abstrakt machine Source: top-40.org
Nice ambient mix in 2 parts from Fun Fusion (FUЖN) collective. Fun fusion is a small creative group based in Syktyvkar, Russia. Graphic and industrial design, illustrations, photographs, ceramics, digital art, collages, music, etc. Create with magic and love! http://www.behance.net/funfusion firstname.lastname@example.org Topics: fun fusion, top-40, www.top-40.org, top-40.org, ambient
Gultskra Artikler. This is what I called real eclecticism. GA project is powered by Alexey Devyanin, also known as Stud. His music is characterized by the unique mixture of brutal and honest vibes of mysterious Siberian soul and hi-tech technologies, some unpredictable electroacoustical and avantgarde instrumental movements and precise electronic manipulations, strange field recordings, folk cut-ups and XXI century musique concrete. Each time he sounds completely different, but still and all... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, gultskra artikler, experimental, ethno, ambient, abstract, live Source: top-40.org
A beautiful and intense blast of lo-fi ambient, squeaky ethereal psychedelia and ceaseless flow of cozy melodies and delicate background noises, hovering in a boundless yet perfectly concrete and substantial cloud of sounds and thoughts around. Our latest release from Fescal. He describes it a 'a new direction', and it's definitely one of the best 30 minutes of music I heard in a last few time cycles. These days most discussions around the netlabel "scene" are about "too... Topics: ambient, fescal, top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, lo-fi Source: top-40.org
Svart1 is a project of Raimondo Gaviano from Cagliari, Sardinia. Since his debut appearance at top-40.org, the album DaVisibiliaAdInvisibilia was re-released twice - at Bump Foot (Japan) and Ear-XP Records (Netherlands). Very impulsive mixture of rich and sometimes dense abstract analogue & digital noises, melodies and post-idm beats. Often unexpected soundscapes, warm and cozy atmospheres, surrealistic feelings. Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, svart1, raimondo gaviano, abstract, ambient, minimal, soundscapes Source: top-40.org
Nikita Golyshev is young though active and open-minded musician and participant of Moscow experimental underground scene. He is well-known as a founder of musique concrete/experimental (originally, noise/power electronics) project CD-R (now defunct) and owner of Musica Excentrica net-label (also defunct). Nikita Golyshev remixed and re-transformed original material, composed by Motor. The result is a combination of academic minimalism and rhythm-slavery music, microwave, drones, glitches,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, cd-r, ambient, minimal, lo-fi, glitch, clicks'n'cuts Source: top-40.org
Sascha Müller from Germany is working as a DJ and a producer since 1990, and he is mostly known for his dance-oriented music: house and techno. Though, being extremely productive, he is one of those guys who never limits himself to a one particular genre - so, he tried almost everything in a wide range from oldschool acid to lo-fi Commodore 64 and Gameboy music, including even releases on floppy 3.5" discs! System 100 is a first attempt for Sascha to explore musical areas of silence.... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, ambient, ultra-minimalism, microwave, noise, field recordings,... Source: top-40.org
Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a legendary French composer known as one of the earliest forefather of ambient and minimalistic music. His compositions are very popular among the modern classical lovers and they've always been a great source of inspiration for numerous electronic musicians, who made covers and re-interpretations of Satie's tracks. This time, Fitz Ellarald presents his unique and original vision of classical groundbreaking hits of Erik Satie. Two beautiful tracks, accompanied with... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, fitz ellarald, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, abstract, modern... Source: top-40.org
Las Kalugas is a free improvise quartet, established in Russia in 2002 by Swiss duo Les Halmas (Ilja Komarov and his wife Trixa Arnold) and Russian band Henky Hammok (Vlad Dobrovolsky and George Bogdasarov, also the members of PIAM). Techno No is the only album, ever recorded by this project. Childish, melodic loop-ballades, atmospheric guitar, freakish space-synthesizers, meditative avantgarde movements, chaotic cut-ups, blasts of digital noises, weird string passages. With all sorts of... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, las kalugas, abstract, avantgarde, ambient, minimal, glitch, melodic,... Source: top-40.org
Todd Carter :: acoustic and electronic instruments Brent Gutzeit :: acoustic and electronic instruments Michael Hartman :: acoustic and electronic instruments Boris Hauf :: acoustic and electronic instruments TV Pow is a trio of composers and free improvisers first organized in Tokyo in 1995 by Michael Hartman and Brent Gutzeit, and later joined by Todd Carter in the move to Chicago in 1996. They employ samplers, percussion, invented instruments, synthesizers, turntables, tape manipulation,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, tv pow, minimal, ambient, glitch, field recordings, drone, michael... Source: top-40.org
the latest and the juiciest of the cut-up glitchy ambient haunting and cryptogambling gothic glitches mirageulous melodies childish gibberish library nonsense mutilated house cheesy electronics random field recs sit in the middle of the paradise place and stop looking for your way out you're already out there you dropout Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, ambient, meditative, field recordings, microhouse, sound library,... Source: dropout
A collection of SW/MW-radio recordings, mixed to form the sort of endless alternative reality broadcast, where religious programs, news reports from different dimensions (in both space and time), talking shows in various languages are all merging together, forming the ready-made stream of sonic fodder. Ideal for times when you're too tired of music, but your restless brain is still seeking for something to rely on acoustically. The talking parrot dismissed from the royal navy for being... Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, ed.s, >ed.s, eds, les, experimental, abstract, collage, ambient,...
Vlad Dobrovolskiy :: altair, guitar, sound cuts, trumpet George Bogdasarov :: programmings, guitar, sounds, turntables, polyvox, sax Ilja Sadovskiy :: programmings, yamaha, sounds, guitar Recorded in the beginning of 2000, PIAM still sounds very up to date in a view of its outstanding virtuosity of a sound treatment and a perfect completeness in music. This project is unique in many ways: sounding in the best tradition of such highly acclaimed happenings, as Mego or Touch and such artists as... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, piam, fitz ellarald, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, emotional,... Source: top-40.org
Having a sex... Or painting the cat. Owning a karandas. Impressions and memories Audio-life. For real. Emergency stop buttons located in the center console above your head Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, fsb, f.s.b., f.s.b, memory select, field recordings, collage, musique...
Alexei Borisov Olga Nosova Eren Ileri Aras L. Seyhan Art Der Anwendung Composed, performed and recorded at Eren Ileri's studio, Vienna, Austria, April 2012. A powerful and undisputedly amazing duo of Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova, also known as ASTMA, can easily be named as one of the most prolific projects on a modern underground experimental scene, bringing the best of poetic and artistic, troubled and contemplative, juicy mysterious Russian soul all over and around the world. This time... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, alexei borisov, olga nosova, borisov, nosova, astma, eren ileri, aras...
And there's one more installment from Alexei Borisov and Olga Nosova, who formed their duo in Moscow, 2009. Blossoming from some lo-fi cheesy lounge renditions and a random chit-chat about delay and reverse (which turns Alexei's output to a "decent bass" and Olga's - to a "piece of shit"), we're drowning in a pretty brutal free improvised industrial noises, pretty intense and calming at the same time. A full live set is followed with a wild 7+ min encore/crescendo! Recorded... Topics: borisov, nosova, alexei borisov, aleksey borisov, olga nosova, olya nosova, astma, bornos,...
Live recordings from radical sound art concert SA))m0st'_03, which took place on 19.10.2012 at Moscow. More info about this event here. FERNANDO PERALES (Argentina) SIMON WHETHAM (UK) * ALEXEI BORISOV + MIA ZABELKA (Austria) SERGEY KASICH * Simon's set is not included, since the artist asked not to publish this recording www.SoundArtist.ru Monochrome Vision Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, sound artist, soundartist.ru, www.soundartist.ru, sa, samost, sa)),...
Live recordings from radical sound art concert SA))m0st'_01, which took place on 30.08.2012 at Moscow. More info about this event here Alexei Borisov Kurt Liedwart Alexander Senko Sergey Kasich Andrea Pensado (Argentina) www.SoundArtist.ru Cover art is based on computer graphics by A.Senko Topics: top40, top-40, top-40.org, sound artist, soundartist.ru, www.soundartist.ru, sa, samost, sa)), live...
Hi-res photo galleries for "Sounds and images from Crete" album. Get the audio and read the full description here: top.01 Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, crete, sounds and images from crete, techno, beat, big beat, glitch,...
Conceived as a sort of demo/showcase recording, Skazka turns out to be a fantastic, wicked mini-album of high concentrated and impulsive music: industrial, abstract ambient, broken idm. Skazka in Russian means «a fairytale»: in the album you will find all sorts of Russian popular tales, dissolved in aggressive and dark music. Re-released as a part of eponymous full-length album by Entity net-label in 2005:It's not the first time that Entity virtually dwells in the depths of Russia, and with... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, metro_nm, ambient, industrial, dark ambient, hardcore, drone, noise Source: top-40.org
This is a radical experiment with silence, paranoid micronoises, inspired by the art of espionage. By chance we were able to capture this secret transmission to reveal the truth – someone's always secretly watching you. The musical idea of this work is concentrated in the absolutely imperceptible nuances: sounds brought to you by your imagination are even more important, that the ones actually recorded. Please do remember, you are under the permanent video surveillance. You know Radio 4's... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, ambient, ultra-minimalism, microwave, noise Source: top-40.org
AkkordIon is a unique duo from Kazakhstan. Two professionally trained musicians – Roman Bliznetsov (22 y.o., accordion) and Konstantin Timoshenko (33 y.o., percussive) collaborated to record this outstanding mini-album. The result is here – minimal techno (and abstract ambient) with accordion! Deep, groovy, relaxed techno (raw and filling bass-line, sentimental and desperate harmonica melodies); abstract clicks-n-cuts, sudden blasts of accordion; noisy, but elegant sound collages,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, akkordion, akkordIon, accordion, harmonica, abstract, ambient, minimal,... Source: top-40.org
It's the music of silence. With this radical experiment in the field of inaudible music, you can explore the very subtle and almost immaterial transient between the sound and the silence, the music and the background noise of your room.Once I wake up in the middle of the night and notice some very quiet, but distinct low humming noise. I explored the room and realized it were loudspeakers. Oh, - I thought. Just some interferences in the electric circuit. I turned the amplifier off. The noise... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, minimal, ambient, ultra-minimalism, microwave, noise, field recordings,... Source: top-40.org
Daniel Maze is a young composer from Canada, Vancouver. As he told me about himself, "I’ve been into music all my life". I bet he was! After releasing two brilliant mini-albums on Italian net-label Sine3pm, he delivered a blow again with his Treehugger EP, released on 12rec. And now he presents his fourth release this year (this guy is a real hot rodder, don't you think?), exclusively for top-40.org. Elementary EP is "a must-hear" work for everyone, submerged in lo-fi... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, daniel maze, ambient, glitch, melodic, glitch-pop, lo-fi, field... Source: top-40.org
One of the pioneers of Russian modern glitch-tech electronics Alexei Borisov meets veteran experimenter and godfather of American noise Jeffrey Surak (also known as Violet) to present some exclusive material especially for top-40.org. This album is a perfectly balanced mixture of deep meditative lo-fi analogue drones, abstract guitar improvisations, musique concrete samples – all together creating a complete, panoramic, hypnotizing impression. A classic work of two recognized authorities of... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, borisov, alexei borisov, jeffrey surak, violet, noise-ambient, minimal,... Source: top-40.org
Aleksey Rafiev: lyrics, vocals, locomotive horn, 4-string guitar, table knife Dmitry Karpushin: rhythms, Yamaha RS-7000 Elena Verbnikova: noises, computer, vocals Cover art by Dmitry Karpushin and Elena Verbnikova, photo by Georgy Petrov Колыбельная для любимой — следствие, думается, не такой уж и случайной творческой встречи двух московских музыкантов с поэтом, любящим... Topics: aleksey rafiev, green ice cream, top-40, www.top-40.org, top-40.org, lullaby, experimental,...
horse traX CD was one of the first releases to feature a brand new side of Motor, previously mostly known for his techno outbursts – experimental, abstract, subtle and minimalistic. This gem is a collection of remixes for this project: deep techno-dub mixed with field recordings and microwave ambient. Prepare for a midnight sleep-alike journey through a dark realm of lonely nights, mystical shadows, cloudy and hypnotizing sounds. Ultra-minimalistic drones, supernatural field recordings,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, ambient, field recordings, minimal, techno, lo-fi, noise-techno,... Source: top-40.org
Artur (DJ Nikto), who stays behind ROZA project, hails from Kharkiv, Ukraine, but nowadays he lives in Poland. He describes his own sound as a russian-kosmic-shaman-hypno-contactee style. Hell of a description, but it suits ROZA's music very well. What we really like about the album is that it's almost impossible to characterize it in a matter of specific musical genre or style. This is the music which can be depicted in such terms as good or appealing, or visionary or surreal, but not rock,... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, roza, glitch ov batumi, techno, beat, big beat, glitch, electronic,... Source: top-40.org
We were waiting for this moment for a long time and now we're about to close a significant chapter of our life. The following brief story is somehow quite personal, but it's important to share it with you, because your contribution to the success of Top-40 by no means is less than ours! You downloaded our releases, you enjoyed our music, you supported us, you hailed us, you criticized us, you visited our concerts. But you never stayed impartial. You always care. And that makes the whole story... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, final, compilation, various, sampler, techno, big beat, glitch,... Source: top-40.org
Here's another installment in our multimedia project, aimed to provide you the amazing audio-visual tool for traveling around the world in your headphones. The previous chapter Sounds and images from Eupatoria is available here. This time you'll be acoustically teleported to the sunny Greek island Crete, where we spent an unforgettable week in the summer of 2008. We tried really hard to reproduce for you the atmosphere of the amazing places, where we've been. Download accompanying photos... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, crete, sounds and images from crete, techno, beat, big beat, glitch,... Source: top-40.org
Silver dreams is a collaboration between Inna Breeze (classically trained pianist, composer, electronic musician & theremin performer, the founder of composers.ru) and Vadim Ugryumov (Motor). Original piano etudes were composed by Inna, and later remixed and re-worked by Vadim, resulting in this collection of beautiful, melodic glitch-ambient tunes, filled with melancholic crunches and splendid clicks'n'cuts: based on duality of acoustical and electronic, analogue and digital, harmony and... Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, inna breeze, motor, minimal, ambient, modern classical, piano, glitch,... Source: top-40.org
This fancy audio collage is a musical summary of a huge archive of the found sounds, field recordings and TV/radio transmissions, collected and compiled by Motor. Unexpected journey through a weird sound space universe, full of surprises and weird twists. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: top40, top-40.org, top 40, motor, ambient, field recordings, collage, sampling, cut'n'paste,... Source: top-40.org